Bel Suelto, 55 of ACBI-Prima emerged as champion of the Open Senior Masters finals with a 12-game total of 2456 pinfalls. Francis Manalaysay of PSB finished second with 2425 while Harry Clinton of Australia finished third with 2329.
63-year-old Nelia Santos of PBA captured the Ladies Senior Masters crown with a 10-game total of 1976. Mely Lopa of TBAM-Cuisiniers and Linda Grzybowska of Malaysia finished second and third positions with 1891 and 1838 respectively.
Suelto pocketted 120,000 pesos as champion leaving Manalaysay with 60,000 pesos and Clinton 30,000. Santos earned 40,000 pesos as Ladies' Senior champion with Lopa and Grzybowska took open 20,000 and 10,000 respectively.
Three more squads will end the qualifying rounds for the Open and Graded divisions. A one-game Desperado squad will be staged to add 3 Men's Open, 2 Ladies' Open and 2 each for the Men's and Ladies' Graded.
The third edition of the new PBF Philippine International Open is sponsored by Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) and other sponsors including Boysen Paints, Smart Communications, MVP Foundation, Cafe Puro, Prima Pasta, The City Bowling Shop, Jollibee, The Bowler and Timberpro.
Photos by Terence Yaw in Manila, Philippines.